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Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 10:33 AM EDT

Hawaii Considers Nation's 1st Statewide Ban on Plastics in Restaurants

Hawaii Considers Nation's 1st Statewide Ban on Plastics in Restaurants

Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. Dozens of cities nationwide have banned plastic foam...

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 10:28 AM EDT

Analysis: Heat Is Setting Records Twice as Often as Cold

Analysis: Heat Is Setting Records Twice as Often as Cold

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis shows. The AP looked at 424...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 06:08 PM EDT

NYC Students Join Global Strike for Climate Change

NYC Students Join Global Strike for Climate Change

Middle and high school students joined a global strike in more than 100 countries to call on lawmakers to acknowledge climate change on March 15. Students gathered at Columbia University for a rally organized by...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 04:25 PM EDT
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By Nina Lin

Students Strike for Climate Change in Over 100 Countries

Students from Australia to the United States coordinated "school strikes" to...View gallery

  • San Francisco
  • Boston
  • New York City
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 10:11 AM EDT

NYC Mayor: Extend Shoreline to Protect City From Storms

NYC Mayor: Extend Shoreline to Protect City From Storms

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan Thursday to protect lower Manhattan from rising sea levels by surrounding it with earthen berms and extending its shoreline by as much as 500 feet. Officials...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 07:14 PM EDT

Students Worldwide Skip Class to Demand Action on Climate

Students Worldwide Skip Class to Demand Action on Climate

From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students mobilized by word of mouth and social media skipped class Friday to protest what they see as the failures by their governments to take tough...

Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 at 06:47 AM EDT

Republican Climate Change Believers Seek Green New Deal Sub

Republican Climate Change Believers Seek Green New Deal Sub

Republicans have trashed the Green New Deal — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposal to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and create a renewable energy economy — as unrealistic, unaffordable and ill-conceive...

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 at 10:14 PM EST

Mexico Says At Most Only 22 Vaquita Porpoises Remain

Mexico Says At Most Only 22 Vaquita Porpoises Remain

Experts said Wednesday that only 22 vaquitas remain in the Gulf of California, where a grim, increasingly violent battle is playing out between emboldened fishermen and the last line of defense for the smallest...

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 at 01:39 PM EST

School Lessons Increasingly a Target for Climate Skeptics

School Lessons Increasingly a Target for Climate Skeptics

A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards. A Virginia legislator worries teachers are indoctrinating students with their personal views on global warming. And an Oklahoma...

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 at 12:11 PM EST

After Years of Promise, Battery Cars About to Go Mainstream

After Years of Promise, Battery Cars About to Go Mainstream

For years, there have been lots of electric cars proudly rolled out at auto shows but few on the streets or at dealers. That could be about to change. The electric cars under the lights at the Geneva Internati...

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First Alert: Tracking a Monday Storm Threat
First Alert: Tracking a Monday Storm Threat

Our team of First Alert Meteorologists are tracking the threat for strong, potentially severe, storms Monday afternoon and into the evening.

Bethel Middle School Closed Monday After Fire Breaks Out Inside School
Bethel Middle School Closed Monday After Fire Breaks Out Inside School

Bethel Middle School will be closed on Monday after a fire broke out inside of the school on Sunday afternoon.

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12-Year-Old Hartford Girl Reported Missing, Hasn't Been Seen Since Wednesday

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Trump's 'Great Patriot' Farmers Follow Him Into a Trade War

Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertilizer and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. When President Donald Trump's...

Shelton Police Officer Heading to Work Sees House Fire, Rescues Residents and Dog
Shelton Police Officer Heading to Work Sees House Fire, Rescues Residents and Dog

Residents of a home in Shelton and their dog are safe after a police officer heading to work saw smoke coming from their house and helped them escape.